Spotlight

North, Central America mix it up in Dominican Jazz Project

In March, Summit Records released the Dominican Jazz Project, an international musical collaboration led by Stephen Anderson, pianist, composer and associate professor of jazz and composition in the Department of Music. Anderson is an associate professor in jazz studies and composition and performs and records with the Stephen Anderson Trio. He has released five CDs…

Teamwork makes the dream work

Deborah Stroman knows how to build a business — especially in the world of sports. Before becoming a professor in the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Stroman owned a sports marketing and golf event planning company, and worked in financial services for more than 17 years. One morning in 2012, during what she calls her “brainstorm…

Exploring a new discipline

Students in Smith Middle School’s Maker Space club love science. They love the robotics, the computers and the new technology that can solve complex problems. Many of them are already looking ahead to studying science in college, but like most other young scientists, biomechanics wasn’t even on their radar yet. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering…

Well Said: Cuba and the United States

From March Madness to Cuban relations, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community is playing a role in some of the most important topics and issues making headlines around the world. Join us every Wednesday for the University’s new “Well Said” podcast as we talk with Carolina’s newsmakers and experts. Each week, students,…

A Tar Heel welcome back

Holding handmade signs and cheering for nearly an hour, Tar Heel fans gathered outside the Dean Smith Center on April 5 to welcome home the men’s basketball team from Houston. The fans’ overwhelming message to the Final Four team was simple: We appreciate you. “I really want to say ‘thank you’ to our team for…

‘We’re proud of them’

Thousands of fans left the Smith Center stunned Monday night after watching Carolina’s basketball team rally from a 10-point deficit in the NCAA title game – only to fall to Villanova 77-74 on a last-second buzzer beater. But those fans left proud, as well. “It’s going to take a while to swallow this one, but…

CommuniGift heads to ACC innovation challenge

It was just a conversation between friends in a dorm room three years ago. How could utilizing online-giving platforms provide a better Christmas for needy kids? “Our big hypothesis is that giving feels better than receiving,” Carolina senior Thomas Doochin said. “All the science shows this.” That idea led four Carolina students to start CommuniGift,…

Watching and winning – with Carolina family

A lifelong Tar Heel fan, Carolina grad Joe Petrizzi has been waiting to celebrate a Final Four appearance ever since arriving in Chapel Hill five years ago as a student. But as a superstitious man, once the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team clinched a spot in the national championship semifinals, he began finding…

The real reason behind Dance Marathon

When Carolina students twisted and shouted the night away at the annual Dance Marathon recently, they did it for a reason far greater than showing off their moves. Dozens of sick children at UNC Children’s Hospital and their families will have a better quality of life thanks to their efforts. In its 18th year, the…

Twin reasons to cheer

The Final Four wasn’t the only be/irth being celebrated in Chapel Hill this week. Down the road from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels welcomed two new wooly members to the Carolina family – Ollie and Marvin, the newest sons of mascot Rameses XXII. The twin Horned Dorset lambs were…